Has business development changed?
1st June 2021

With Covid-related lockdowns, travel restrictions, cancellation and postponement of conferences and events, business development activities have had to change over the last 15 months.  Business relationships and partnership activities have to be developed and maintained on line and lead generation has also changed fundamentally.

In this series of conversations, we explore the shift that has taken place in business development, drawing on the experiences of three different Oxfordshire-based companies: The Electrospinning Company, Enara Bio and Saietta.  Through these discussions, we explore how each company has changed its approach to business development and consider how Covid has changed the way we work, looking back over the last year, and looking forward beyond 2021.

All the conversations can viewed on our YouTube Channel.

About the author

Venturefest Oxford
Sarah Haywood is a Board Member of Venturefest Oxford. She joined Advanced Oxford as Managing Director in July 2019. She is also an Executive Director and previously CEO of MedCity, the life sciences cluster organisation for London and the southeast of England. Previously, she worked as a senior civil servant in a number of policy teams within BEIS and was responsible for the legislation that led to the shared parental leave system and the right to flexible working for all. She was recognised as one of the Timewise Power 50 Award winners in 2017.

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